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Copy of Figurative Language
Transcript of Copy of Figurative Language
Any language that goes beyond the literal meaning of the words in order to provide new effects or fresh insight.
Figurative language is used everyday:
TV shows & commercials
How we talk to each other
Types of Figurative Language
Comparing two unlike things using "like" or "as"
You look like five miles of bad road
Comparing two unlike things not using "like" or "as
The Lord is my shepard.
Assigning human traits to non-human objects
The toilet was calling my name.
Deliberate & obvious over-exaggeration
He hit me so hard my whole family fell down!
a deliberate confusion of the senses used for effect
That fart hung in the air like a purple fog
"Amazing grace how sweet the sound . . ."
That tie is so loud it is busting my eardrums
When the words say one thing but mean another. Sarcasm tends to rely on verbal irony.
When my boyfriend stole my rent money and took my car to Florida, I realized he was a real keeper.
A word that sounds like it means.
Repetition of a vowel sound
The sound of the hound was bound to drive me crazy.
Repetition of a beginning consonant sound
Something that represents or stands for something else.